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18 Nov 17

Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell (BUDS) are bidding for funding from the AVIVA Community Fund, to enable them to provide iPad sessions for their day centres.

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Field Studies Council – Deadline: 1st June 2017 

14 Mar 17

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council’s Kids Fund.

Funding of Day Centres for Elderly People 

2 Feb 16

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Vanessa Frost on 2 February 2016 .

Funding of Day Centres for Elderly People 

7 Jan 16

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Vanessa Frost on 7 January 2016 .

Funding of Day Centres for Elderly People 

5 Jan 16

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Vanessa Frost on 5 January 2016 .

Solihull council facing criticism over spending £7m on temporary staff after massive spending cuts 

8 Oct 15

West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge and councillors concerned at agency spend as day centres face possible closure to save money…

Panel asks Society for the Blind to reconsider 

10 Apr 14

Health watchdogs are asking Walsall Society for the Blind to reconsider its decision to withdraw its transport service to day centres.

Residential Management within the authority 

2 Apr 14

Clarification sent to Birmingham City Council by Fiona Russell on 2 April 2014.

MP Joan Walley continues campaign to save Staffordshire County… 

1 Feb 14

AN MP is continuing to fight against the closure of day centres for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Staffordshire County Council cabinet approves closure of… 

15 Jan 14

CABINET members at Staffordshire County Council have this morning approved plans to close two day centres.

Committee raises concerns over Staffordshire day service review 

13 Jan 14

COMMITTEE members have raised concerns over what will replace council-run day centres earmarked for closure.

Jobs in danger as Walsall respite care could be cut 

12 Sep 13

Day centres in extra care schemes could be decommissioned and respite care reduced in Walsall, under plans which could put dozens of jobs at risk but save the cash-strapped council at least £480,000 a year.

£1.6m revamp of Dudley day centres launched 

18 Apr 13

The first stage of a £1.6 million project to revamp two day centres in Dudley to help them better serve the needs of residents with dementia has got under way.

Homes for elderly face axe in £6m Coventry council cuts 

20 Mar 13

ELDERLY care homes and day centres for the disabled are among vital services facing the axe in a 6million Coventry council cuts plan unveiled today.

More “efficient” £4 fee for Walsall day care users

20 Feb 10

Walsall Council is set to impose a £4 charge on people travelling to and from council run day centres later this month in a move it claims will make social care more efficient…

Council in plan to close Bloxwich centre 

15 Feb 10

A day centre used by scores of people in Bloxwich is set to close within the next 18 months. Pinfold Rehabilitation Centre, used for physiotherapy and by voluntary groups, has been earmarked to shut. It is looking to relocate users to the Goscote Centre and the Stan Ball Centre…